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  • This episode was assisted by the Book of Mormon collaborator Robert Lopez.
  • In the credits, Lopez was listed as a producer, and also listed alongside Trey Parker for making the songs.
  • This is the first time Randy and Sharon share an obsession. However, Randy's is for personal gain, receiving blow-jobs.
  • The episode's title is a parody of "Bully Beatdown", a show on MTV.
  • The last time Blow-jobs were mentioned was as a major plot was in the episode "The Ring". This is also the second episode that implies that the music industry sells sex since then.
  • Shelly has a new boyfriend since "Over Logging", making this her third.
  • Kyle did not appear in this episode. He's presumably put off going to swimming pools after the events of "Pee".
  • Kenny is seen unhooded during the swimming lessons scene but had no lines and only appears in one scene.
    • Cartman only has one line and only appears in one scene.
    • Additionally, Stan has a small role in this episode.
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is mentioned several times in this episode, in particular his role in the Broncos' comeback win over the Miami Dolphins.
  • At the swimming lessons, both Stephen Stotch and Steve Black are seen, but neither Butters Stotch or Token Black are seen taking lessons.
  • After Larry takes off his life preserver and places it on the ground, the white string that tied it together disappears.
  • Cartman seems to be better at swimming (though he is not seen swimming) despite being very bad at swimming in Summer Sucks.

Cultural References

  • Randy dressing like Spider-Man is a reference to the Broadway bomb, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark".
  • Monica Lewinsky was a temporary assistant to the White House during the Clinton administration. She was accused of having an affair with then President William Jefferson Clinton.
  • "The First Unicorn" poster in Shelly's room is a reference to the novel and film "The Last Unicorn".
  • A brief mock advertisement for "The Book of Mormon" Broadway musical is shown at end of this episode.
    • This advertisment was missing from the UK airing of the episode.
  • At the end of the episode, Randy's consoling words to Shelly about Spider-Man working in mysterious ways are a reference to the cliché of similar consoling speeches about God.
  • The game Shelley and Larry are playing on the Xbox is called the The Settlers of Catan, which is a real game.

List of Broadway Musicals Mentioned and Their Composers

  • Sweeny Todd, Sunday in the Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along - Stephen Sondheim
  • The Phantom of the Opera, Cats - Andrew lloyd Webber
  • Wicked, Godspell- Stephen Schwartz
  • Les Misérables - Claude-Michel Schönberg
  • South Pacific - Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
  • Jersey Boys - Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe
  • Anything Goes - Cole Porter. Sutton Foster was in this episode as she is the star of the 2011 revival.
  • Mamma Mia - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA
  • Sister Act - Cheri and Bill Steinkellner
  • Grease - Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
  • Lestat:The Musical(Not Shown) - Bernie Taupin and Sir Elton John (was in the show)
  • Spider-Man:Turn Off the Dark - Bono and The Edge of U2.
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